Isla San Pedro Mártir & At Sea

Mar 27, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


This morning we explored the rocky shores of the remote island on San Pedro Mártir from our fleet of inflatable boats. Brown boobies and blue-footed boobies crisscrossed the air above us. Brown pelicans rested stately on the shoreline rocks, meticulously preening their feathers. Red-billed tropicbirds flew overhead occasionally, calling exuberantly with shrill voices as they swooped close to the rocky cliffs. The most amusing creatures we found were exuberant throngs of young California sea lions jumping, playing, and curiously peering at us from the sparkling waters around our boats.

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Jack Swenson

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jack is a Seattle-based guide, wildlife biologist and professional photographer. For the past thirty years his photographs have appeared in prominent magazines, calendars and books including publications by Smithsonian, Audubon, and National Geographic. He has co-authored a photographic book on Baja California, and also a photo identification guide to the killer whales of Southeast Alaska.

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Rikki Swenson

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Since 1995, Rikki Swenson has traveled widely with Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic, and was a founding member of the Photo Expedition program. A graphic designer for 20 years, Rikki owned a small agency, handling projects for large corporate clients. In 1995 she began a book project for Lindblad Expeditions that changed the course of her career. Working as photo editor and designer, she collaborated with Jack Swenson, Sven-Olof Lindblad, and Ralph Hopkins, to produce Baja—A Special Expedition to Baja and the Sea of Cortez. After that, her focus and passion moved to the expedition travel industry.

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Steve Ewing

Video Chronicler

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve fell in love with the beauty of the natural world at an early age. In addition to nature, his other main passion was telling stories though the medium of television and radio. Steve studied broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. There, he learned how to shoot, edit, and report compelling stories using digital video.

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